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Importing vector images

Discussion in 'Signlab' started by undertaker, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. undertaker

    undertaker New Member

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    Hi everybody and seasons greetings from Ireland
    I wonder if I could ask a question about signlab 10.
    I sometimes download images that I need to cut as sandblast images on headstones we are manufacturing.
    Many of these are free images from public clipart,eg an angel design.
    I download the image and transfer it into sign lab, however when I try to open the image it shuts down signlab, this only happens sometimes and I would love to know what causes this and is there something I can do to avoid it happening
     
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  2. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Are they, in fact, "images" as in raster bitmaps, jpg's , png's or vector clipart?
    If vector what type? eps, svg, or other
     
  3. undertaker

    undertaker New Member

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  4. undertaker

    undertaker New Member

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    I have one at minute that im trying to use.
    It say the file type is PNG, does this mean anything to anybody, as soon as I try to open it it the signlab shuts down
     
  5. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    png files are bitmaps, like a jpg. Often they have a transparent background.
     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    You still have to vectorize a .png, and that's usually hit or miss. And then you still have to edit from there.

    Try this instead. You can buy elements individually or as a set. The best part is that the artwork is specifically designed for monument sandblasting so you don't have to edit v-lines, stray nodes or otherwise dirty artwork.

    I can usually get a file within a few minutes after ordering.

    They're worth every penny: https://designmart.com/


    JB
     
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  7. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with Signlab, but most programs have quirks that you have to figure out work arounds. Many programs do better when you save the image and then import, rather than copy paste.
    If there is a particular file type that crashes your signlab, you can open it in a different program and export/save it as a
    different file type.
     
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